Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Where was God? Is it Fair to Ask?

Where was God during the events in Newtown, CT? Is it even fair to ask this question?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Rebuilding - A Holy Community

As we recover from Hurricane Sandy, we've remained a holy community through it all.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Who Opens the Eyes of the Blind

I will never forget the incredible experience of working with a young girl who is blind. Her Bat Mitzvah was a true demonstration of bravery, tenacity, and passion.

Blessed are You, O God, who Opens the Eyes of the Blind. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Back of the Bus

Can it really be true that women in Israel are being forced to sit in the back of the bus? YES.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Y'all Ready for This?

High Holy Days are coming. Are you ready? 

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Vacation is Hard Work!

Is your vacation ever surprisingly difficult? It can be hard work! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

All I Ever Really Needed to Know, I Learned at Camp

I will always treasure my years at Jewish overnight camp. I have learned so much there. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Finding Holiness in the Sand

Entrances to Holiness are everywhere - even (or especially?) at the beach. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Ballad of the Single Female Rabbi

It is SO hard to date as a single, female rabbi. What is a girl to do??

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A New Day for the Reform Movement

Reflecting on the installation of Rabbi Rick Jacobs as the new president of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Friday, June 1, 2012

So Much Loss

How does a rabbi feel when she has funeral after funeral, week after week? 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Are you Allergic to Judaism?

Why do some people stay away from synagogue or Jewish life?

Friday, May 4, 2012

Adult B'nai Mitzvah and the Power of Ritual

Why is an Adult B'nai Mitzvah ceremony so incredibly profound?

Friday, April 20, 2012

From Darkness To Light

My latest article - a look at mental illness and the Jewish community.

From Darkness To Light

Friday, March 9, 2012

Hungary For Judaism

Following my recent trip to Budapest and Israel with 29 other rabbis, I reflect on the Shabbat Service I had the pleasure of attending:
Hungary For Judaism